Daily Archives: Tuesday 3 December 2013

Tram depot construction works in North East and North West

As the latter stages of construction work on the Heaton Park Tramway’s second tram depot are reached, another tramcar preservation group have reached a major milestone in their own project to provide suitable covered storage space for its own vehicle … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Balloon 721 restoration progress

Restoration work on the interior of Blackpool Balloon car 721 by members of its owning group, the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust, is continuing to make good progress. Recent developments have included the removal of the interior lining panels on … Continue reading

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Another two T68s withdrawn

The Manchester Metrolink T68 fleet is now down to seven examples following the withdrawal of 1013 and 1026 from service. Both vehicles were officially withdrawn from service on Monday 2nd December although 1026 had not operated for a couple of … Continue reading

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And then there were five! Citadis 220 arrives in Nottingham

The number of Alstom Citadis trams in Nottingham has increased again with the arrival of the fifth example – 220 – at Wilkinson Street Depot. It seems that the deliveries of these new trams no longer seems newsworthy as no-one … Continue reading

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TfL announce fare rise but only at rate of inflation

Fares on the Transport for London network will only rise, on average, at the RPI rate (3.1%) when the new fare structure is introduced from 2nd January. This is being lauded as good news as TfL claim that this means … Continue reading

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How to travel to your enthronement as Bishop of Manchester? By Metrolink of course!

The new Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, chose to make part of his journey to his enthronement at Manchester Cathedral last Saturday (30th November) by Metrolink to partly reflect his “personal journey of faith, which began with his birth in … Continue reading

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